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in books at a library in washington state. >> three friends out to eat at the cameo club casino in stockton were shocked when they got their bill. and saw the word "fat girls". written on the recipt. immediately the women brought the check up to a manager. the manager tried to remedy the situation by offering them 50 percent off. but they say that isn't enough. >> i still cannot believe it, it was just over and over again. that is something that we cannot change. >> the man responsible for the words winding up on the check. was already off work by the time the womennow he is suspended while the casino reviews the incident. >> conventional wisdom says that bed bugs are found in beds. not books. as is the case in washington state. librarians at the university of washington were shocked to find that several of their library books were infested with the bugs. experts say that there has been a rise in bed bug cases across the country in recent years. >> we spoke with professionals that are treating and what we see in the u.s. is what date are calling professional are calling at least four times
minutes. >>> a special emotional day for couples. we meet the newie weds in washington. and then we have -- newly weds in washington. and then we have the latest on joshua on -- john mcafee. and jason has a wrap up of today's games. sleep train has your ticket to tempur-pedic. experience the pressure-relieving comfort of tempur-pedic, and sleep risk-free with sleep train's 100-day money back guarantee. get 36 months interest-free financing: no down, and no interest for 3 years. plus, get free same-day delivery. sleep train's 100-day money back guarantee, interest-free financing, and free delivery? that's the ticket! sleep train's ticket to tempur-pedic is on now. ♪ sleep train ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ >>> mexican officials confirm that jenni rivera has died in a plane crash. video shows the site of the crash. the plane lost contact with air traffic controllers. jenni rivera was born in long beach and released her debut album in 1999. in october people named her to the list of the 25 most powerful women. >>> john mcafee said sunday that he wants to return to the u.s
in washington this afternoon as the nation edges closer to the fiscal cliff. president obama and top congressional leaders will look for common ground to keep automatic tax increases and spending cuts from kicking in. they only have four days to reach an agreement or the u.s. economy will go over the so- called fiscal cliff. that's when automatic tax increases and spending cuts would take effect. reaching a deal before then what be easy. right now both sides are involved in a high-stakes political blame game. >> we in washington are working while the house of representatives are out watching movies and watching the kids play soccer and basketball and doing all kinds of things. they should be here. >> i told the president i would be happy to look at whatever he proposes but the truth is we're coming against a hard deadline here. i said this is a conversation we should have had months ago. >> former president george h. w. bush is still in intensive care at a hospital in houston with a stubborn fever. the family is, that he will be out of the i see you sound. the chief of staff said sup
is focusing on washington. house speaker john maynard could be garnering support to promote his plan for tax breaks for wealthier americans. there are concerns that the republican caucus will be able to come together to pass any kind of deal right now for the fiscal cliff. with that dow futures are tumbling in their off 182 points right now. consumer spending is out 0.4% personal income is also up 0.6%. wall street's entire focus is this impending fiscal cliff. we could see a very sharp drop on wall street when the markets opened 20 minutes from now. >> chevron is moving up to 800 jobs of the bay area to taxes over the next two years. most of the jobs are technical positions and information in advance energy technology. chevron's headquarters was to be based in san ramon were about 3500 people work. in recent years the company has been focusing on oil exploration and production and higher petroleum prices have made pumping and selling oil far more profitable than refining it into gasoline. >> california's utility regulators and decided to allow these you need to pass on part of the cost of t
in washington working. the members of house of represented or out watching movies, and watching the kids play soccer, basketball, and doing all kinds of things. they should be here. >> i told president i will be happy to look at what ever he proposes. a hard deadline. as i said this is the conversation we should of had to go. >> democrats want to extend the bush era tax cuts to everyone except those americans making $250,000 or more per year. republicans remain against any tax increases. >> most americans just wasn't begun. >> people are tired. >> islamic not reach a deal by january 1st many economists are concerned it could lead to another recession. >> ibm ed paine reporting. >> and other nationals former president george h. w. bush is still in intensive care at houston hospital this morning dealing with the stubborn fever. >> the former president's family is confident that he will be out of the i see you soon. >> the former president's chief of staff said supporters a note yesterday including this " he would ask me to tell you to please put the cards back in the closet in cold. >> the 88 y
at 1978. >> finally a glimmer of home in washington. president obama and congressional leaders will discuss the looming fiscal cliff tomorrow at the white house. elizabeth corridan has more. as the countdown to the deadline creeps closer. >> this washington it was an ominous, stone. with five days and counting until the u.s. economy will go over the fiscal cliff. >> this year, the american people are not waiting for the ball to drop. it is not going to be good. >> reporter: with no deal spending will be slashed and taxes will go of it could spark another recession. with this deadline approaching president obama and the senate will return and speak on sunday. >> certainly there is still time. >> reporter: point is still texas the want to extend the bush assured taxes except for the time making to water vicki thousand dollars per year ordered the sticking- point is still boyish-direct taxe bush-era of texas taxes >> and. nobody wants. to really work they just want to play the name game. >> putting over the edge that the scenario is allowing tax increases to take effect and on jan
for a solution in washington d.c.. to businesses sunday. the dollar closedesses down 18. we had a big drop right now down 94. the dow just over the $13 mark. >> if amazon as announce this year's holiday sales of the biggest ever. >> if consumers purchased 306 items for second on their peak day this season. >> amazon says customers order 26 and a half million items on cyber monday. >> that is a new record for the online retailer. amazons set another record on christmas day for digital download. the candkindle continues to dominate the websites bestsellers. with the kindle fire a stab the leading the way. >> a new study finds have all americans are still holding on to their land lines. the centers for disease control says of the more than 20,000 households interviewed in the first half of 2012. >> off just over half used wireless phones for nearly all fall cause. >> that is less than a 2 percent increase compared to the same time last year. what a small increase? pepper while you're before adopting wireless calls, old folks to hang on to their land lines. >> only a quarter of those ages 45 to 64 w
to doing something about the spending problem in washington and the mounting debt that has resulted. we stand ready to continue to dialogue with this president to actually faced the problem. i hope that you see that our colleagues on the other side of the capital can and do likewise and get serious to try to address the real problem of spending so we can get on to the business of growing this economy and getting people back to work. that of mr. speaker? >> a lot of remarks that you made in favor of the bill from last night would only keep a fraction of tax payers from the tax increase and also the president's proposal. >> the president and i had plenty of conversations. i tell the president monday this is my bottom line. the president told meet his numbers of 1.3 trillion dollars in revenue and $850 million in spending cuts was his bottom line and that he could not go any further. we see a situation where because of the political divide in the country and the political divide in washington trying to bridge the differences has been difficult. if it were easy i guarantee you this with bee
washington but it will move south as we go towards sunday. taking a look at futurecast. the spotty showers continuing into 5:00 a.m., spotty showers here, there, keeping your umbrella handy if your and why 1:00, 2:00, it could dry up a little bit but as i look at other computer models they show rainfall. i think that we could continue to see spotty showers for the rainfall but the overnight main event. the tail end and the heavy rainfall through the north bay by 6:00 p.m. and even 10:00 p.m. steady rainfall for four consecutive hours in the north bay. and still, going to the north we will continue to see those showers by 5:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. with a flood watch in effect for the north san mateo coast, still impacted. 3-7 in. and the higher elevations was to the mountains, favoring the north bay. that is where we could see it fixed occurring from the most and gusting like today. 50-60 m.p.h.. a look at your extended forecast with light rain here, there, keeping your umbrella handy. heavy rainfall in sunday morning and a lingering for the afternoon with a brake on monday but it is returning t
for forecast >> recreational use of marijuana is now legal in the state of washington. voters passed initiative 502 last month, but those who choose to light up -- could find themselves in a legal haze. adults can now possess up to an ounce of pot but growing it and selling it is still a crime. national political figures are pointing out that smoking pot is still a federal crime. colorado also legalized recreational use of marijuana -- but that amendment won't take effect until the governor proclaims that it passed. same sex marriage is also now legal in the state of washington after the governor signed a measure legalizing same-sex marriage in that state. last month, 54- percent of voters approved referendum- 74.. it had asked people to approve or reject the state law legalizing same-sex marriage..which legislators passed earlier this year. gay and lesbian couples can start picking up their wedding certificates and licenses at county auditors' offices. washington joins several other other states which now allow gay and lesbian couples to wed. >> this tragic discovery in iowa. five months aft
-sex couples and washington state are tied the knot. just hours after the law legalized gay marriage took effect. here is video this morning showing gay and lesbian couples are obtaining marriage licenses at the county auditor's office. last month, nearly 54% of voters passed. approving same-sex marriage. washington joins other states which now allow gay and lesbian couples to wed. >> recreational use of marijuana is officially illegal in the state of washington. last night hundreds of people gathered under the space needle for a new year's eve stop compound. when the measure took effect they cheered and lit joins in unison. national politician figures are pointing out that smoking pot is still a federal crime. >> we are keeping our eye on weather and traffic is thursday morning. here is a look at the bay bridge. look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long
slate tech report >>pam: the state of washington has more than 200 couples lined up at the seattle county courthouse in to get their marriage lincenses signed. 77-year-old jane abbott lightly and 85-year-old petey petersen who have been together for 35 years were the first couple to receive their marriage license. a three-day waiting period is required before marriage licenses are valid. but supporters of same-sex marriage say today is an important day for their cause. >> also in washington state. it's a "pot party" in washington state. a new law -- legalizing recreational marijuana use -- took effect at midnight. the law says adults 21 years and older can now possess up to an ounce of pot. but growing or selling the drug remains a crime. still -- pot smokers preferred to emphasize the positive -- ringing in the new year with -- well -- smoke rings at seattle's space needle. >>pam: the aftermath of hurricane sandy is driving business in washington today. as the senate meets to talk about the storm's impact on transportation, the push for state aid continues from high-profile advoca
in washington tomorrow when house and senate members are expected to reconvene. new this morning a car bomb had outside the u.s. base in eastern afghanistan has killed three people and injured six civilians. afghanistan police say the blast killed a security guard and two truck drivers delivering supplies. the tal bang claims responsibility for the attack which happened after a minibus stop at a deep for a security check. the international security assistance for says the base has been secured. if sampras as the woman will be arraigned today on charges of vehicular manslaughter that killed one pedestrian and injured two others in the twin peaks area. the 56 year-old died last week after a car hit her at the twin peaks lookout point. police say the driver was intoxicated. the victim's son told us he doesn't want another family or to suffer through this bad as they feel all because someone drank too much and decided to drive. >> think about the consequences. my family, i had a perfect family, a perfect mom. now, everything is gone. >> the driver of the card 23 year old gina eunice who you see her
. nature in washington state. as a freight train goes up against a mudslide. your forecast...with rainfall.. ... >>pam: now for a look at our top stories at eight-thirty. a gunman opens fire on a south bay freeway. this was the scene from sky-7 h-d, abc-7 news. police briefly shut the road down, as they searched for evidence this afternoon. the car of a military recruiter was hit four times -- he was *not injured. no word on any arrests. >> the debate over gun control - reaching a tipping point, following a deadly elementary school shooting. today - president barrack obama promised "meaningful action". we now know vice president joe biden will lead a task force that will present a set of gun control recommendations to the president. in newtown connecticut - >> more victims of the school massacre laid to rest. this is video from a vigil, held in a neighboring town today. 27 people were killed in the elementary school shooting -- including the gunman last week. 20 of the those murdered were children. police tonight still searching for a possible motive in the tragedy. >> new tonight, the ci
of the building, and were lying on the floor. >>pam: same-sex couples line up in washington state. to apply for marriage licenses. that's because, as of 12:01 this morning, same-sex marriage became legal in the state. more than 200 couples were lined up at the county courthouse in seattle. a couple that had been together for 35-years, were first in line. >> "to be number one is really humbling, you know, because i think of all the people who have worked very hard and looked forward to this day. and to be here, i hope they realize, we're just a symbol and all of them are right behind us." >>pam: it will be three more days until they are technically married in the eyes of the state. that's because washington waiting period, before marriage licenses are valid. supporters of same-sex marriage say. today is an important day for their cause. >>pam: local reservoirs have seen a much needed increase in water levels since the bay area got drenched with rain. this is what the uvas reservoir in the foothills of the santa cruz mountains looked like just last week. at 13-percent capacity. kron 4's aleci
of hanukkah. >> new this morning. it is the day many same-sex couples in washington state have been waiting for. it is the first day they could marry after the state's new voter-approved law allowing gay marriage took effect this week. hundreds of same-sex couples picked up their marriage licenses as early as thursday. and after the state's three-day waiting period, the earliest weddings took place was just after midnight. >> still ahead on kron four news weekend. tensions are rising in egypt once again as an opposition group calls for protests against the government. we'll have an update. >> and a tentative agreement has been reached with striking employees at the port of oakland. we'll have details on the new contract. forces in the country worked with the afghan military in the rescue operation. it 's not clear whether the doctor was harmed by his captors. but we do know that the doctor will be able to rejoin his family for the holidays. pakistani intelligence officials say a u-s drone strike killed a senior al- qaida leader. they say the al qaida commander died when missiles hit a hou
control. it plans to send a delegation to washington on tuesday to prevent a similarity nightmare from striking another community. >> do something now and leave here with some pro active action. >> reporter: in the mean time the police investigation is ongoing at this point. investigators are putting all the pieces together to come up with a time line and a motive to release to the public. in newton, connecticut. >> the victims are being honored across the country including here in the biarea. tonight there was a -- bay area. tonight there was a candlelight vigil. kron 4's reggie kumar said they wanted some way to show support and sadness. >> perhaps you are angry, angry at the shooter, angry at the conditions. >> reporter: during monday night's vigil he described the shooting in newton, connecticut as pure evil. he is a former police officer. >> here are these little children, going to school, trusting all is well, never thinking about it. and so the difference between good and evil couldn't have been more stark. as graphic and evil as the holocaust. >> reporter: some came with their
handled the coverage. >>pam: washington's governor has signed a measure legalizing same-sex marriage in that state. last month, 54- percent of voters approved reject the state law legalizing same-sex marriage..which legislators passed earlier this year. the law will take effect tomorrow.. when gay and lesbian couples can start picking up their wedding certificates and licenses at county auditors' offices. washington joins several other other states which now allow gay and lesbian couples to wed. >>jacqueline: the rain has pressed for but we're still feeling the affects of this morning's storm. delays nearly three hours because of low visibility. that will continue to be a problem at s f o. oakland, san jose it should stay that way for tomorrow. visibility right now, with just under 2 mi. in santa rosa, 2 mi. at half moon bay. reduced visibility in redwood city, mountain view and is only going to get worse, overnight. areas of dense fog expected overnight so give yourself some extra time. friday, saturday we will also be seeing morning fog will not be as bad. the afternoon suns
the annual "christmas in washington" concert tonight. the concert, held at the national building museum, benefits children's national medical center. the 31st installment is hosted for a second year by comedian conan o'brien. among the performers appearing are diana ross and mccreery. if you were hoping to see it, don't worry -- it's not aired on t-v until december 21st. >> the national hanukkah menorah was lit today during a special ceremony in the nation's capital. today marked the first day - and second night - of hanukkah. thousands of people attended the lighting ceremony, which took place on the ellipse. the first lighting of the national hanukkah menorah, 1979. earlier in the newscast we told you about the looming fiscal cliff -- at the apparent dead-lock in washinton. now -- some government agencies are making contingency plans, just in case. emily schmidt shows us the possible impact on agencies that regulate food safety. >> "oh, i like this one" >> preparing for the holidays at paul and tressa bennett's house is a reminder of something else just around the corner , a fiscal cl
for the mentally down the road. >> watch l.a. is in washington with another negotiation with the white house and house speaker john banner and the fiscal cliff in a this side seems willing to bend. the president insisting that the expiring tax cuts be renewed for all but the wealthiest americans. the republicans insisting they're deeper cuts in entitlement programs like medicare. neither side has given the very many specifics of what they plan to cut. a likely compromise would include tax increases on the top tax bracket from 35 to 37%. and cigna because the medicare and the debt ceiling is also looming in these talks. the treasury saying the u.s. is likely to hit its 16 part 4 trillion dollar debt limit by the end the year. the treasury could use of credit measures that would stave off any u.s. debt default until mid february. a lot to deal with for congress. they have to get a deal done. they really only have the next week and half before they go on recess. as far as where the talks are right now? they are nowhere. >> we will be back in a couple of minutes. watching wall street the dow fin
this afternoon. >> in washington summit weather is being blamed for a major mudslide. it took out a freight train. is that the 5 ft. wide stock slide it slammed into a moving freight train derailing and crunching cars on the tracks. the longshoremen working nearby says he realized he was in danger when he heard the ground moving. >> everything is came to a stop. >> the crews worked through the night trying to clear that mass of all the model and mud of the tracks. they hope they have freight trains back on track soon but passenger cars have longer to wait. >> 6 in. of snow are expected in the denver foothills. about 3 in. of snow and denver colorado with eight live look this morning. the storm will cross the nation's midsection. blizzard like conditions with a foot of snow across the plains. ranges over to snow in chicago on friday. we have a big getaway this friday for the christmas holiday. we will see a large a snowstorm moved through the nation's midsection. it is all starting this morning in denver. >> they look at this video out of the south bay. it is the layer of frost on cars out of camp
obama leaders to take action on crisis. karin caifa reports from washington, where members of congress have also left town. >> good afternoon, everybody. >>reporter: after speaking with party leaders friday afternoon, president obama called on congress to quickly come up with a solution to avert some end- of-year tax hikes associated with the fiscal cliff. >> in the next few days i've asked leaders of congress to work towards a package that prevents a tax hike on middle class americans, protects unemployment insurance for 2 million americans and lays the groundwork for further work on both and deficit reduction. >>reporter: the remarks came after house speaker john boehner failed to muster enough of his party's support to bring his "plan b" to the floor. his proposal would have effectively raised taxes only on those americans making more than one million dollars a year. >> we had a number of our members who just really didn't want to be perceived as having raised taxes. >>reporter: the two sides each left the capitol for the christmas holidays, blaming the other for inaction. democrats
of voters passed are for rent of 74 proving same-sex marriage. washington joins several other states which now allowed a lead vehicle is the way. >> regression use of marijuana is officially illegal in the state of washington. last night under the people gathered on the space needle for new year's eve style countdown when the measure to the fact. they cheered and lit a joint in unison. public use of marijuana is still bad and selling it is still climb but the police say they'll only issue verbal warnings until further notice. national political figures are point out that smoking pot is still a federal crime. >> a storm drain under the road in lafayette failed to open up a giant hole. the workers had to widen the whole by 10 ft. to place everett support the boulders on top. officials fear soil erosion could push up the story request creek possibly leading to flooding of nearby homes with another storm hit. the road could be close for the entire winter, as crews figure out a plan to replace the drag. >> in the wake of last weekend's rain all of the soap groundings trees are still falling dow
schoolteacher pleaded not guilty friday to murder charges. darnell and tania washington are facing felony charges of murder, robbery, burglary and carjacking. the body of 65 year-old susie ko was found in hercules come back in october. police captured the couple in washington state, after officers there spotted them and ko's stole and subaru. >> san jose police have arrested a woman suspected in a fatal gang motivated shooting. which killed a 70 year-old boy. rebecca vill- nueva is in custody. police say, daniel capetillo was gunned down, on november 30th it. detectives believe that they both did not act alone in the shooting. >> the high-tech industry has helped to push the bay area paychecks will it above the national average. but those same paychecks have also pushed home prices and to the stratosphere. kron4 is grant lotus reports on a new national survey, which names san francisco and san jose among the least affordable cities in the country. >> more than two-thirds of homes are too expensive for the average in come buyer. orange county is third on the list followed by los angeles an
each on fiscal cliff negotiations, which are stalled, as washington shut down for a holiday. mr. obama expects to return to work right after christmas. before heading to hawaii. he warned it's time for party leaders to take action. karen caifa reports from washington, where members of congress have also left town. >> the next few days i have asked leaders of congress to help work out a package. this will protect unemployment for millions of americans. >> remarks came after john boehner failed to muster up -- >> we had a number of our members who just did not want to be perceived as raising taxes. >> the two sides both left for christmas holiday and they blamed each other for not acting. they stated that more action is needed from the gop. >> we will need to have a bipartisan solution. >> the next move will need to call from the present. >> he is the only one who could door. this is not john boehners problem to solve. >> in washington, i am karen caifa. >> and now to connecticut were new details are emerging about sandy hooke elementary school gunmen adam lanza. for those who know him s
together on coffee cups on serving customers tomorrow and friday. starbucks plans to buy as in washington post and the new york times later in the week as part of its come together campaign. >> rumors that a second generation ipad mini with eight right now display is set to lions ahead of apple's typical annual schedule that share have been swirling. now it appears that apple's full- size ipad may be sticking to its new semi and release schedule. new reports suggest that apple's plans to launch a new standard, lauder 9.7 in. ipad as soon as march 2013. the fourth ipad model was just released last month along side the ipad mini, but march was also suggested in recent red ipad mini remorse. >> we will be right back. heavy snowfall in the sierra is causing dangerous conditions for skiers. in the past three days, two people have died and two others have been injured after being called in separate avalanches. kron 4 urs of charles clifford has details. >> a snow border was caught in an avalanche on monday. they stated that heavy amounts of new snow is sitting on unstable snow which is causing
return to washington to get the credit shortage of medication. is a video the president leaving. >> house and senate members are expected to reconvene today as well. >> without a budget agreement, automatic tax increase is for everyone in the spending cuts will be triggered in the new year. >> the main dispute continues to be over taxes. >>, of the kron 4 morning news changes are coming to a netflix starting next year. how the company wants to get users more connected socially and next. >> the web more attractive weather and headlines when we come back >> wexcome backed. >> time is 4:10. >> net flicks is adding more social features to it streaming media service in the u.s.. >> the company confirms that the congress passed a bill that drops restrictions on sharing user's video rental history. these revisions now with president obama signature before becoming law. >> lifting the restrictions allowing net flicks his additional there was also to media outlets by facebook and twitter. >> the new feature will be available to use in the u.s. starting the new year. >> continuing to track gas pric
a politically self-inflicted wound to the economy. the people that you sent to washington half to do with their jobs. >> mitch mcconnell was are riding on capitol hill just hours before meeting with obama. >> we are going to see if we can get there in the next 24 hours. i am hopeful and optimistic. >> politicians on both sides have the responsibility but the president's tax hike will not do much to address the debt. >> the top 25 of american will not even pay one-third of the annual interest that is owed for this 16 trillion dollar debt. >> washington will return before the end of the year but they are likely to be burning the midnight oil. >>> we'll take a quick break on kron 4 news weekend. but first, let's take a live look outside at san francisco from our roof cam here on van ness avenue. let's take a quick look outside this morning at san francisco. outside this morning at san francisco. oh, you have a keurig vue brewer? oh, it's great! now i can brew my coffee just the way i love it. how do you do that? well, inside the brewer, there's this train that's powerful enough to carry
around, mike mcintyre. mcintyre less san jose state for colorado. the military goal is in washington d.c. a kickoff set noon. >> public safety officials in east palo alto say that emerges repairs to a levee that separated dozens of homes from the san francisco-quito creek are holding up. the creek or float on sunday night causing mandatory evacuations for seven homes. at least one home was damaged to the point of being uninhabitable. no further work has been scheduled. but the city continues to keep a close eye on the levee. >> all the rain over christmas-a down the southbound side of the upper great highway from lincoln avenue to slow boulevard. a spokesperson at the centers is the department of public works say that the rose flood because the drains cannot handle all the water, especially during a powerful storm. drivers are being forced to take the lower great highway route. the northbound side is still open. officials say that highway close about 60 times a year. it is not known when the southbound side will reopen. >> the storm also brought down a massive tree in the east bay. the
from the minister will transcend is calling for the transit system to go from stockton, washington and even chinatown. no the officials want to see this extended to north beach. it would append at columbus were the abandoned pagoda theater is. it is expected to cost $1.6 billion before the north beach extension. it would of course go off. that extension into north beach will be discussed at tomorrow's municipal transit meeting. >>jacqueline: we have seen quite a bit of rainfall over the weekend. nearly 7 in.- and the san rafael even more expected with for more- in richmond. some are returning to the north but that is already pressed through. the satellite and reversing that it is missing us but it is just too dry. we did see some passes returning. but none of that hit the ground. we are expecting more rain fall tomorrow, wednesday, that system offshore. as we look towards tomorrow, the chance for north bay showers but mainly after 7:00 a.m. is when it would pick up. more rain fall on wednesday, timing it out on futurecast. >> japanese officials are inspecting traffic tunnels. >> th
. they expect him to be here along the banks to resume the search. >> in washington, this york right now. lawmakers say it'll be time to get back to work when they and president obama return to washington on thursday following the time is running out to avert increases and domestic some members of congress are growing more skeptical that a budget agreement can be reached. >> before we go over the fiscal cliff, negotiations. >> president obama is in hawaii for christmas. and says he'll cut his vacation short to try and hammer out a deal with congress. the deadline. now a week away. if congress fails to reach any agreement, income tax rates will go up on just about everyone on january 1st. unemployment benefits will expire for many as well. >> thousands of nurses will walk off the job today at nine bay area hospitals. nurses with sutter health's alta bates summit medical center are asking for negotiated labor contracts and improvements in patient care protections. such as staffing levels, health benefits, and sick days. strikers say hospital officials want to reduce the number of paid sick
of the mid-west. and not if >> not a washington d.c. we have learned that house republicans have postponed their vote on their own fiscal cliff bill. the mess known as " plan b " reggie it was -- known as plan b. >> that probably means that the republicans to not have enough votes to pass plan b. this is the first voting cast that would avert cuts. this would extend bush era cuts for everybody making $1 million. those making more would have to pay a higher tax brea rate. senator kerry reid is saying that he is not going going to discuss plan b. senator-harry reed is not going to discuss plan b and already president obama is warning that he would have vetoed it. >> we are getting closer and michael you have a sense of humor about this. we have to understand what is happening with the physical let for a really quick synopsis what is planned be and what did they not want to bring it to the floor of the fiscal cliff? >> that was the millionaire tax increase. but that is one of the problems with the bill. problem is that house speaker, peter said that he did not have the sufficient number john
. >> lawmakers say it is that it'll be time to get back to work win at present obama returns to washington. time is running out to avert the fiscal cliff of tax increases in domestic programs cuts in january. some members of congress are concerned that a deal can't be reached. >> we are going to go over the cliff now because that is what the president wants. you cannot negotiate with someone who does not want to negotiate. >> president obama is and why you right now and will be cutting his vacation short. we will see the taxes go up if we do go over the fiscal cliff. palin a nurses' strike thousands of nurses walked off the job today at nine bay area hospitals. nurses with a center helps halt the bay summit medical center are asking for a negotiated labor contracts and improvement in patient care protections. such as staffing levels, a health benefits, and sick days. strikers a hospital officials want to reduce the number of paid sick days for nurses and technicians while maintaining health care coverage for those who work fewer than 30 hours a week. >> we're looking at power outages this mornin
. this november, maine, washington and maryland became the first is to approve a marriage by popular vote. same-sex marriages are already taking place in washington state. maryland will begin issuing marriage licenses on tuesday. >> we will be right back. >> welcome back. here is a live look outside on our van ness will scan. >> we're taking a look is storm tracker 4. we are still in dealing with sprinkles outside. it really is not too much. the rain is tapering off and this is a view from our mountain cam. the skies are born to clear in the evening hours. we are seeing cooler air pushing through. it will be a very chilly night tonight. we're still dealing with scattered sprinkles and they should clear within the next few hours. in afternoon will see the skies clear and will have a brick of sun. as for your temperature everyone is out of the 30's. about 47 degrees and napa and 42 currently in concord. it will be low fifties for the coast at about 53 degrees for san francisco on the next forecast i will take a look at what is expected for the rest of the weekend. >> in other bay area and knows.
to local politicians. washington has 27 days to figure out how to get the nation from going over the physical click your at this point, all sides seem to point to a stalemate. pamela schmidt. signs still point to a stalemate. >> emily schmidt has more >> you don't have to look far fiscal cliff theater... >> nobody wants to get this done more than me. gets solved. >> but key players aren't talking in the same room. congressional aides say they're not even communicating by phone or e- mail. >> the president is ready, willing and able, waiting to be able to sit down and seriously negotiate this but they have to be willing to come to the table with specifics. i think the next 72 hours are critical. if he sits back and continues to play politics, that'll give you going. >> some lawmakers are going back to their districts. congress has little scheduled business for the rest of the week. house speaker john boehner says that wouldn't stop negotiations. >> i'll be available at any moment to sit down with the president to get serious about solving this problem. >> a sticking point r
." >> in washington, i'm tory dunnan kron4 news. >>pam: president barack obama will not compromise on his it demands that the wealthiest americans pay more in taxes. has the fiscal cliff is three weeks away. he made the case for his proposal at a detroit auto plant. republicans are standing by that does not include those increases. if no deal is reached? there could be a major increase with severe spending cuts. >> the dallas cowboys football family is dealing with a tragedy. one team member died in a horrific car crash. another team member is charged in dallas cowboys nose tackle josh brent was released from dollar bond. he was arrested after a fiery car crash his teammate jerry brown. who was a passenger in brent's car. >> it appears as if he was traveling at a high rate of speed, at which time his vehicle touched or impacted the outside curb of the surface road causing the vehicle to flip at least one >> >> time. irving, texas police say the car traveled about 900 feet after hitting the curb. they arrested the 24-year old brent on suspicion of intoxication manslaughter. >> of our officers on sc
more from washington. >> it and then but i can't be enough. if that was the case and there the secretary of state announced the bthe in is fast approaching. >> the president still is not serious about dealing with this issue right here. it is this issue. spending. >> democrats countered there are plenty of presidential details it is just that the speaker is on willing to listen to them. >> the speaker cannot ignore the american people forever. at some point reality should set in. >> what is john boehner waiting for. >> democrats and republicans are to focus on and not increasing taxes for the wealth is americans. >> this is just not right. how does this make sense. when time is of the essence of the clock is ticking. >> congress is going home as of now the key negotiators are talking for at least one more time. in washington i believe it. >> we will be right back as the kron 4 morning news continues. a look at the golden gate bridge this morning were traffic is light. >> welcome back to the kron 4 morning news we are following the latest with the earthquake that h
: and outside the washington office of the national rifle association.more than 100 people protested by chanting "shame on the n-r- a." the group is calling for stronger gun control laws. the nra. has stayed slien---- silent. since friday. even taking down its facebook page the day of the bloody shooting spree.one day after the nra promoted a milestone of 1.7 million "likes." pro-gun senator joe manchin from west virginia is now rethinking his views. >> "i don't know of anybody that goes hunting with an assault rifle. i dont know people who need 20-30 round clips." >>reporter: while some lawmakers are calling for stricter gun laws in response to the school shooting while others are proposing just the opposite. one oregon state representative says people at schools should be taught to use guns in times of crisis. >> "but, people who are trained and who will be armed and when the first shot is fired on the next campus, they can respond and meet lethal force with lethal force." >>reporter: an abc news/ washington post poll released today has given an indication that more people are ready to support
than cyanide. one drop can kill a person in a matter of minutes. syria not the only thing on washington's mind right now. with about four weeks to go before that fiscal cliff of tax hikes and spending cuts gets triggered, negotiations still appeared at a standstill on tuesday. karin caifa tells us where everything stands. >> in the midst of a standoff with capitol hill republicans, president obama told bloomberg news that the latest plan put forth by house speaker john boehner, simply doesn't add up. the >> speaker's proposal right now is still out of balance. he talks about, for example, eight hundred billion dollars worth of revenues but he says he will do that by lowering rates. when you look at the math, it does does not work. >> not work. as negotiations as negotiations to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff" continue, republicans were equally dismissive of the last proposal from the president. >> his proposal was so outlandish i don't think we should go back to the table until he puts something there that we can work with. >> the key sticking point between the two sides hasn
talks in washington. apple stock rebounded from wednesday's drop off after ceo tim cook said the company would start making mac computers and the u.s. next year. there is a look at the numbers on wall street. the dow gained nearly 40 points to close about 13,000. the nasdaq was up 16 and the s&p 500 gained five points. >> apple and samsung were back in court yesterday with both sides are gearing over issues of damage amounts, bans on product sales, and allegations of his honesty. apple is now pushing to increase the amount of damage that was awarded by several hundred million dollars and to dance and song from selling certain products that claim were copied after apple. douglas c. koh didn't make any ruling on the various post of motions yesterday but she says she plans to issue the order separately over the next month. >> meanwhile, t mobil will likely start carrying the iphone next year. after its parent company says it has reached a deal with apple. the mobile usa had been the only national wireless carrier that did not offer the iphone. all though it is been possible to use iphone so
have been made. >> same-sex cusps best- couple's could officially tied the knot in washington state. there are more than 140 people register to get married at seattle's city hall. seattle's mayor is calling it a great and joyous day. a new civil rights being recognized. >> the san francisco 49ers and collin kawpernick . it was a big win for the dolphins--it was a big win for the 49ers. back on track in their playoff rush. the final score was 27 to 13. the quarterback for san francisco 49ers for 185 yds with no touchdowns, ns and 63 rg yards. the 49 is running back frank borman said thousand rushing yards from the sixth time. the 49ers will now face the new england patriots next sunday at 520. >> and live look outside from the san mateo bridge. sunny conditions continue today. more on the forecast a bit later we will be right back. =dj all combat the time is 4:09 a.m.. mobil chemical co. square says it is now offering digital gift cards. now anyone can purchase a card from the 250,000 merchants that accept square wallet, and app that lets consumers pay with their smart phones. >> the
. will go outside and give you a quick look at washington d.c. where we have the floor the house right now. representatives are recognizing the victims of the shooting spree and new town conn last friday. >> a reporter and his crew held for five days in syria have been freed. nbc news says is the chief foreign correspondent, richard engel, is safe, and harmed at now out of the country. the network says they disappeared shortly after crossing into northwest syria from turkey on thursday. he is says that they were finally freed monday a fire fight at a checkpoint manned by rebel fighters, which they ran into as they were being moved. nbc says that while the crew was missing, there was no claim of responsibility, no contact with the capers and no request for ransom. >> hawaii's senator daniel enna-way has died. he died of respiratory complications and washington area hospitals. if the 88 year old was the longest serving senator. he spent 50 years in the senate and was a medal of honor recipient. according to be in na wheys office his last word was " aloha". >> we will be right back. >> in the
inouye's funeral yesterday, along with other washington insiders, including his friend senator harry reid. he represented hawaii in congress ever since it became a state in 1959 and was the second-longest serving senator in u-s history. inouye received the medal of honor for his heroism during world war two. inouye died a week ago at accepts total responsibility senator michael crapo was arrested in virginia shortly after midnight, saturday night. alexandria police say the idaho republican ran a red light, then failed several field sobriety tests. police say crapo's blood alcohol level was point-one- one ; the legal limit for drivers in virginia is point-oh-eight. in a statement released by his office, crapo said he was -- quote -- "deeply sorry for the actions that resulted in this limit in virginia. the deputy police chief says an investigation is underway to determine whether the killing was intentional or accidental. it was not known whether the victim was a military orthe nato military command says it's looking into the bay area's favorite way the biggest parties and heenan and gary
the night before christmas at children's hospital in the washington, d.c. area. that's the first dog, her dog, jumped up in her lap. he seemed pretty comfy there. he's not impressed. it's like, yeah, sure, i sit right there, use the first lady as a couch. and he did not interrupt the 7-minute reading session. she said that's exactly what he does at home. and that's always fun when you read to the kids and they have a little dog around. that's very nice. >>> 7:11 is the time right now. we'll be back with more in a couple of minutes. maybe you're waking up and saying hey, kids, let's go to tahoe. let's do a little skiing and snowboarding. here's truckee. you can see the snow piled on the median on the side. snow-covered trees. they're getting more snow. we'u how much. >> welcome back. stormy weather caused a tree bro fall on a san francisco gas station and the awning to fall down too. this is on 17th. happened over the weekend at thn . luckily nobody was hurt. but we did have that rough weather over the weekend. then we got a break. here we are in to christmas day i things look okay. i kno
in washington as the u.s. moves closer the falling off the fiscal cliff. you deserve from gop house speaker john baker and the democratic minority minority leader nancy pelosi. right now lawmakers have less than three weeks to reach a budget deal. if they don't most experts agree, the results could be disastrous for the american economy. the possibility of severe spending cuts there with a big jump in taxes for everyone. joining us to write down all this is michael yaqui. democrats won increase taxes on high- income earners and republicans want spending cuts >> it is basically the election and that is why everyone saying that the president had a mandate to make this change. he made very clear in this campaign that is what he wants to do. the american people and all the polls right now so that they support the president's plan. >> president obama has been very firm on tax cuts for the reds routedwhich. he did wie election you think he has an edge in these discussions? >> right now this is between the grand bargain which is putting everything on the table, spending cuts revenue of the whole kit an
of the u-s house are set to return to washington on sunday -- just one day before the deadline to pass budget deal. if congress does not reach a fiscal deal before monday's deadline, automatic tax increases and steep spending cuts will take effect. an in depth look at where everything stands right now -- and we'll be talking live with our political analyst -- tonight at 5:30 >> breaking news. retired general norman schwarzkopf has died in tampa, florida. known as 'stormin norman' because of his explosive temper, he commanded the u.s.-led international coalition that drove saddam hussein's forces out of kuwait in 19-91. he lived in retirement in tampa, where he had served in his last military assignment as commander-in- chief of u-s central command. that is the headquarters responsible for u.s. military and security concerns in nearly 20 countries. he was 78. no one was hurt. storm on the way. >> borrowers, that took out a loan. could possibly have found some issues. dan kerman turks of the story from there. >> reporter: many feeble and up in a storefront office, with a quick loan, like
report heightened worries ... that the fiscal deadlock in washington is already starting to impact the economy. the "institute for supply management" says, manufacturing in the u-s shrank last month. meantime, on wall street today.. points to fall below 13- thousand. the nasdaq also fell..down eight -points.. and the s-and-p 500 lost close to seven. >> watching today's winners and losers with our financial expert, rob black u.s. auto sales. >> with hurricane sandy they can go out and purchase new. still, we are above 14.4 million. we are near 15 million. sales of gm are up 3.4% a bit weaker than expected. for was a 6.5% at toyota was up 70.2 percent, chrysler up to buy 40% your financing it has loosened up a little bit we of the oldest fleet in the nation. so car buying. chrysler was up by-14% and toyota was up 70%. >> singapore airlines is a toyota-17-- >> this is not fortune america. this is for more european and cities. this is not for urgent america. to gain access to the european union i understand it that this is a way for delta to benefit and expand more international fli
the lack of progress on "fiscal cliff" negotiations in washington. on wall street today. the dow fell 36-points. the nasdaq dropped 21- points. and the s-and-p- 500 lost six points. no update on the fiscal negotiations. because of the elementary school shooting in new- town, connecticut. today - republican house speaker john boehner canceled the weekly republican address. saying in a news release --- quote -- "so that president obama can speak for the entire nation at this time of mourning." he also added, he joins the president - and all americans - in sending prayers and condolences to the victims' loved ones. >>jacqueline: this live look at the satellite and radar. we did see some light rain. we will see similar conditions and a bit of a break. clearing skies and cooler temperatures, overnight. offshore, in other rainfall with tomorrow that you can see on futurecast. as we see it is light. not as widespread as we've seen with previous storms. shower early showery but not until 5:00 a.m. on the sunday. temperatures tomorrow in a very cold morning because of the clear skies. 33 and fair
-- the reaction from washington. to the bay area. along with what's being done here in california. but first tonight -- president obama -- promising action. grant lodes is here with more. >> president obama is talking tough after the mass shooting that we just saw. today,mister obama took the podium this morning with vice president joe biden at his side. the president.talking tough on the need to reduce gun voilence.especially mass shootings like the one we just saw. today we learned the vice president will lead a task force that will present a set of gun control recommendations to the president. >> it is encouraging of all backgrounds are willing to challenge and change longstanding positions. that conversation has to continue but this time those words need to lead to action. the point that this is complex no longer is an excuse for doing nothing. the fact that we cannot prevent every act of violence does not mean that we will steadily reduce the violence. and prevent the very worst violence. that is why i have a past vice president to lead members of my cabinet and outside organizations to
in washington. here's a look at yesterdays closing numbers. on wall street. the dow dropped 99-points. after posting 100-point gains over the past two days. both the nasdaq and s-and-p-500 lost 10-points. we'll be watching the stock market all morning index of stories.. >> airplane manufacturer boeing says it's reached a breakthrough in allowing commercial flight passengers to use wireless devices in-flight. and they did it -- by using potatoes. take a look at this. boeing used 20-thousand pounds of 'taters to fill the seats of a test aircraft. the spuds simulate the way human passengers would respond to electronic signals for things like wi-fi and mobile phones. boeing says it's learning ways to allow us to use our laptops, tablets and phones in flight without interfering with the plane's navigation equipment. after the flights, the potatoes were donated to a food bank. >> google is selling a part of its motorola mobility division for a whopping two- point- 35 billion dollars. to the arris group. the sale involves motorola's division which makes cable- tv boxes and other home entertainment
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